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Five people were killed and almost 200 were sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but the threat of new cases has likely passed, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC has not pinpointed the exact source of the outbreak, but the lettuce appears to have been contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, a particularly risky strain of the bacteria.
  • Insecticide-treated clothing may disable ticks, CDC study finds

    Insecticide-treated clothing may disable ticks, CDC study finds

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    Coburn says he used a lighter to remove the tick , and they kept it, planning to take it to a doctor and see if the tick is carrying Lyme disease . Echols said. A larger study in which people wear regular or treated clothing in normal outdoor activities is needed to determine whether permethrin-infused clothing actually stops tick bites, Eisen told Consumer Reports .
  • AI Better at Finding Skin Cancer than Doctors

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    Melanoma incidents are constantly increasing, with about 232,000 new diagnoses and 55,500 deaths each year worldwide. The diagnostic credibility of the artificial intelligence system was compared to that of 58 dermatologists from 17 countries, including Greece.
  • AI outperforms doctors in detecting skin cancer

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    The machine was tested against a majority of dermatologists who were at "expert" level with more than five years of experience. It was tested against 58 dermatologists from 17 countries. This is why this CNN is so impressive - it would be able to identify more cancers early on, thereby saving lives. According to the researchers, their deep learning network could one day help dermatologists in screening skin cancer and making the right decision to either biopsy a lesion or not.
  • Birth control pills recalled over packaging mix up

    Birth control pills recalled over packaging mix up

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    The company says there's a packaging error with placebos, which increases the chance of unintended pregnancy. Four placebo capsules within the packages were placed out of order, Allergan said, meaning users with defective packages would be taking non-hormonal placebo capsules during the first four days instead of active ones.
  • What is cockroach milk? Is it healthier than regular milk?

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    According to a study of cockroach milk done in 2016, the substance is "like a complete food", with almost four times the protein found in ordinary cow's milk. "Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future", the company says on its website.
  • Ebola Death Toll Reaches 12 in Congo

    Ebola Death Toll Reaches 12 in Congo

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    Without a vigorous response, "the situation is likely to deteriorate significantly", he added. If the outbreak spreads internationally, the expert committee would reconvene to reconsider its assessment of the epidemic. The deadly virus spreads easily through bodily fluids and eight previous outbreaks in Congo have claimed between 1 and 256 lives. Amid fears of the outbreak spreading to neighboring countries, the United Nations migration agency said Friday it would support the deployment of ...
  • Death of Ebola Patients who Fled DRC Hospital Highlights Dangers

    Death of Ebola Patients who Fled DRC Hospital Highlights Dangers

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    Efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus have been hampered by poor road conditions and the lack of other logistical means. The latest death, according to the Congolese health ministry, occurred in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, The Associated Press reported on Sunday.
  • Record highs are possible again for Memorial Day

    Record highs are possible again for Memorial Day

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    Highs on Monday are expected to reach the low 90s with a heat index in the mid 90s. After Monday , a warm and humid week is in store for the Harrisburg area, with the occasional chance of rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service at State College.
  • Ebola Patients Out Of Quarantine - They Infected More

    Ebola Patients Out Of Quarantine - They Infected More

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    The cases represent a setback to costly efforts to contain the virus, including the use of an experimental vaccine, and show efforts to stem its spread can be hampered by age-old customs or scepticism about the threat it poses. The ministry gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming in there.
  • Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend

    Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend

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    On the flip side, those who slept more than eight hours a night had higher mortality rates as well. "The duration of sleep is important for longevity", said Thorbjorn Akersted of the Stress Research Institute in Sweden , quoted by The Guardian.
  • Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

    Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

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    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Public Health said the person had "significant comorbidities" - the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions - that contributed to their death. The disease is typically spread when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or beverages contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from a person who's infected.
  • Higher Seafood Intake May Shorten Time to Pregnancy

    Higher Seafood Intake May Shorten Time to Pregnancy

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    Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The researchers that developed the study, called Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and Environment (Life), tracked the dietary habits of 500 couples who were trying to conceive over the course of a year.
  • Your sports idols took the Fitness Challenge

    Your sports idols took the Fitness Challenge

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    Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan , who is a fitness enthusiast and is known for his fit body and healthy lifestyle, could end up landing in trouble with the Mumbai police. Users suggested the actor could have shot the video on an open ground rather than a busy road. However, Twitter soon pointed out traffic violations and even tweeted to Mumbai Police.
  • Sleep in this weekend

    Sleep in this weekend

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    Another part of the new paper deserves attention, says Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California Los Angeles Center for Sleep Research (who was not involved with the study). The authours noted that the link between sleep duration and mortality seems to be easier to understand when considering the analysis of the joint effects of weekday and weekend sleep.
  • Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

    Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

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    Nebraska State Patrol troopers discovered the drugs being transported in a tractor trailer during a traffic stop on 26 April, but at the time suspected most of the powder to be cocaine. The patrol says the stash was a record fentanyl seizure in Nebraska and estimates the drugs may have been worth up to $20 million on the street, The Associated Press reported .
  • Antidepressants May Cause Weight Gain

    Antidepressants May Cause Weight Gain

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    Participants were then monitored for a total of 10 years. When the King's team analysed the health records of 300,000 United Kingdom patients from 2004 to 2014 they found the annual risk of weight gain (of 5 per cent or more ) was 8 per cent for those not on anti-depressants and 11 per cent for those taking them.
  • Nipah virus: Oman embassy issues warning for citizens travelling to India

    Nipah virus: Oman embassy issues warning for citizens travelling to India

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    The Team has also further fine-tuned the draft guidelines, case definitions, advisory for healthcare workers, information to the general public, advisories for sample collection and transportation accordingly. There is now no vaccine or drug available for humans or animals and the main treatment is intensive support care for those who are suffering from respiratory and neurologic problems.
  • Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease

    Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease

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    But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Previous studies examining the impact of eggs on health have been inconsistent and most have found insignificant associations between consumption and coronary heart disease or stroke.
  • ‘Cut out booze altogether to avoid risk of cancer’

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    To avoid the disease, WCRF advised cleaning up our unhealthy modern lifestyle, by cutting down on fast and processed foods. Physical activity, including walking, is protective. Dr Giota Mitrou, of the World Cancer Research Fund, said there is "very strong evidence for a package of lifestyle behaviours as a blueprint for cancer prevention".
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo on 'knife's edge'

    Ebola outbreak in Congo on 'knife's edge'

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    Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka , have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic . There have been 44 reported cases of Ebola in the area, including 23 deaths. More than 11,300 people died in an Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2013 and 2016, during which health authorities were widely criticized for their slow response.
  • Mussels in salt water test positive for opioids

    Mussels in salt water test positive for opioids

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    The opioids likely come from wastewater treatment plants, according to the statement; even filtered wastewater can contain traces of pollutants. As the mussels eat by filtering water, their tissue provides an insight into contaminants. Scientists believe that Puget Sound salmon and other fish bay could demonstrate the same behavior. Puget Sound Institute scientist Andy James, who assisted with the study, said the areas where the oxycodone-tainted mussels were sampled are considered highly ...
  • Free Money Helps People Quit Smoking Easier, According To A Study

    Free Money Helps People Quit Smoking Easier, According To A Study

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    In an effort to mimic strategies of large employers and insurers, researchers offered smoking cessation programs to more than 6,100 smokers from 54 companies. The way in which E-cigarettes have been received by the world is very mixed, some places such as the United Kingdom have regulated them placing strict restrictions on what you can and cannot buy or sell whereas some of the rest of the world such as Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico and Egypt.
  • Ariana Grande defends breakup with ‘toxic’ Mac Miller on Twitter

    Ariana Grande defends breakup with ‘toxic’ Mac Miller on Twitter

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    On Monday, People reported that singer Ariana Grande and comedian Pete Davidson were dating. Davidson's comments come on the heels of remarks Grande made Wednesday in defense of their newly formed relationship. He continued saying how everyone is different and he's been treating his mental illness and handling it. He went on: 'I just think it is f**ked up to stigmatize people as insane and say they are unable to do stuff that anyone can do.
  • North Korea's explosive,

    North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site

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    Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan called Trump's withdrawal "unexpected" and "very regrettable", and said the cancellation of the talks showed "how grave the status of historically deep-rooted hostile North Korea-U.S. One of the loudest voices protesting Bolton's hard line was Kim Kye Gwan, a senior nuclear negotiator and first vice minister of North Korea's Foreign Ministry.
  • Global warming may affect rice nutrients

    Global warming may affect rice nutrients

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    A drop in the nutritiousness of rice as a result of climate change could have profound health effects, particularly for those who rely most heavily on the crop, with the authors warning that it could affect early childhood development and worsen the impact of diseases including malaria.
  • Nipah virus suspected to have crossed to Karnataka

    Nipah virus suspected to have crossed to Karnataka

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    There is no confirmation as yet that the virus has spread out of Kerala . Bats might not be the cause of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala's Kozhikode district, according to a team of the Department of Animal Husbandry that visited Changaroth village in the district.
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants off shelves

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    The latest target? Children's gel teething products that contain the painkiller benzocaine . Benzocaine is used in products to treat not just teething, but also sore throats, canker sores , and other oral irritations. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. Instead, the group recommends giving babies teething rings or simply massaging their gums to relieve pain. In September 2016 , the agency warned parents not to use homeopathic teething tablets and gels.
  • Sleeping in may help you live longer

    Sleeping in may help you live longer

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    But, crucially "there was no increased risk of death for those who slept five or fewer hours during the week but then managed eight or more hours' sleep on weekend days". "Possibly, long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep". A 2016 study from the same institute found that sleeping in late on Saturday and Sunday "messes with the natural rhythms of your body making you feel worse rather than more rested", The Independent reported at the time .
  • Polish novelist wins Man Booker International Prize

    Polish novelist wins Man Booker International Prize

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    The book's translator, Jennifer Croft , will receive half of the £50,000 (approximately Rs 45 lakh) cash prize. So far, she has written eight novels and two collections of short stories. Tokarczuk is a bestselling writer in Poland . In contrast, The Book of Jacob focuses on the life of Jacob Frank, an 18th-century Jewish cultist, and presents Poles as a people who can be tolerant at times but also cruel and oppressive, to Jews as well as to serfs and Ukrainians.
  • Judge Rules Trump May Not Block Critics on Twitter

    Judge Rules Trump May Not Block Critics on Twitter

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    Those viewpoints include that of Brandon Neely, one of the plaintiffs. Scores of users identify themselves as such with the hashtag #BlockedByTrump. There is also no doubt that the reason the President has blocked direct access of his critics to his tweets is nothing less than their political views are at odds with his own.
  • 'Right to try' legislation heads to the White House

    'Right to try' legislation heads to the White House

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    Ron Johnson, R-Wis., would give patients the opportunity to seek out drugs that have not been FDA-approved. There are now 40 USA states, such as Pennsylvania and Texas, that already have " right to try " laws. "Well, if two or three 250 [billions] were to fail, that could be problematic", Frank said on " Closing Bell ". He was referring to a letter sent by more than 100 patient advocacy and consumer groups - including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Friends of Cancer ...
  • Carson Wentz Returns To The Practice Field

    Carson Wentz Returns To The Practice Field

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    Organized Team Activities (OTA) is basically the NFL version of spring football practice. ♦ In the locker room after practice, tackle Lane Johnson said it was his understanding that the Eagles would hold joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., before their preseason game on August 16.
  • South Korean reporters on way to North Korea's nuke test site

    South Korean reporters on way to North Korea's nuke test site

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    Kim to set a positive tone ahead of his summit with Mr. Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump takes place. Trump challenges DOJ MORE all talked with the North Koreans and even managed to strike nuclear agreements them, but the deals eventually collapsed and the diplomatic process eventually broke down.
  • Israeli Airstrikes on Alleged Iranian Targets in Syria Is Aggression - Envoy

    Israeli Airstrikes on Alleged Iranian Targets in Syria Is Aggression - Envoy

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    On the reports that Russian Federation has wanted Iran to leave Syria which have been denied by Moscow, Qassemi said, 'No one can make Iran do things; Iran has its own independent policies'. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered pilots to destroy key facilities held by Iran in the country. He spoke of the need to organise a legal and effective exit, one that will keep Syria in tact and "save our face".
  • Record profits for Ryanair

    Record profits for Ryanair

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    Europe's largest airline, Ryanair , reveals that its ancillary revenue - which includes inflight retail and F&B sales, reserved seating, priority boarding and auto hire - now represents 28% (roughly $2,353m) of its total revenue. "LaudaMotion is an attractive opportunity, as it is an Airbus operator, and we are looking for opportunities to grow its Airbus fleet to 30-50 aircraft over the next five years".
  • Overflow Crowd Attends Funeral Of Pakistani Girl Killed In Texas

    Overflow Crowd Attends Funeral Of Pakistani Girl Killed In Texas

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    Her host father Jason Cogburn telling the crowd how much he loved her. "Obviously, this is a bad situation for her entire family", Albasit tells NPR. Militants have killed thousands of people in Pakistan since 2001. Many people in schools, governments, churches, and sporting events taking time to remember those who were killed.
  • Wall Street Gives Thumbs Up To General Electric Company (GE) Deal

    Wall Street Gives Thumbs Up To General Electric Company (GE) Deal

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    General Electric Company ( NYSE:GE ) chief executive John Flannery has indicated that he's open for business when it comes to turning around the struggling business, and he's just provided an emphatic confirmation of that. "Complementary businesses and large global installed base will create additional opportunities for cross-selling, aftermarket services growth and new solutions in a rapidly evolving industry".